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  1. Costa Rica’s Banco Popular

    Costa Rica’s Banco Popular shows how banks can be democratic, green – and financially sustainable

    Thomas Marois
    14 September 2017
    Article

    A decade on from the 2007-08 global financial crisis, the majority of private banks have changed very little. Most remain solely concerned with maximising their returns, while sustainable or social goals remain subservient to this. For conventional economists, anything else remains an impossible or distant dream.

  2. Video: Reclaiming Public Services

    23 June 2017
    Multi-media

    All over the world, people are taking essential services back into public hands while privatisations are failing. Public Services should be run for people, not profit.

     

  3. Public ownership in the 21st century

    Hilary Wainwright
    18 August 2016
    Multi-media

    Hilary Wainwright's opening plenary speech at Own the Future: Public ownership in the 21st century on Saturday 7th May 2016.

  4. Brazil’s new government imposes water privatisation in Rio to pay for Olympic Games

    Martin Pigeon, Renato Cinco
    14 July 2016
    Article

    A few weeks after the May coup against Dilma Rousseff by conservative parties backed by the country's largest corporations, Brazil's “interim” government, led by Michel Temer, signed an emergency loan to the State of Rio de Janeiro to help finance infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics – in particular for a subway line connecting the sports venues. The bailout was conditional to selling off the State's public water supply and sanitation company, the Companhia Estadual de Águas e Esgotos (Cedae)

  5. 600.000 new water connections due to Asian WOPs

    Satoko Kishimoto
    01 September 2011
    Article

    Stockholm Water Week included a whole day of seminars with a regional focus and I opted to attend 'Eye on Asia: Partnerships for Water: How Can Asia Do More?'

    

  6. Japan’s role in global water: big choice ahead

    Satoko Kishimoto
    30 August 2011
    Article

    Japanese water companies should avoid investing in for-profit water service ventures abroad, and should focus on non-profit, public-public partnerships instead.

  7. Pro-poor water management: community participation and ownership

    Satoko Kishimoto
    24 August 2011
    Article

    ‘Pro-poor urban water provision’ was a big theme at World Water Week in Stockholm this year. But what is pro-poor water provision, in practice?

  8. Fighting corruption with the Water TAP plus A

    Satoko Kishimoto
    23 August 2011
    Article

    Using research, workshops and local user's committies to help tackle corruption in the governance of private and public utilities - a case study from Kenya.

  9. Many little streams make a mighty river – the 1 per cent solidarity levy

    Satoko Kishimoto
    23 August 2011
    Article

    How an innovative financial scheme could help to finance international public-public water projects in the global south.

  10. The Way Forward - Voices from the Global Water Operator Partnership Alliance

    20 April 2011
    Multi-media

    GWOPA brings together public water operators, trade unions, workers and civil society on a platform to discuss, learn and develop model practices for the provision of fair and equal access to public water.

  11. Public Community Partnerships in Peru and Uruguay

    aleksej
    21 March 2011
    Article

    Citizen struggles for public water in Peru and Uruguay share many similarities and a common vision, with "public-community partnerships" bringing trade unions and water utility managers together on a shared platform.

  12. The resistible rise of corporate power

    Hilary Wainwright
    20 October 2010
    Article

    The massive concentration and growth of corporate power poses a major threat to what remains of public services, highlighting the ever-deepening crisis of democracy, and the urgent need for people to reclaim the state.

  13. Controlling People Through Language

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    16 September 2010
    Article

    Market reforms have given rise to new revisions of the language, and all personal activities are now expressed in terms of buying and selling.

  14. Creating a Nation of Poor, Sick and Ignorant

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    15 June 2010
    Article

    A new bill has been passed in Russia that will extensively roll back Government funding of education, the arts and social services - by introducing per capita financing - that will punish smaller towns and downgrade quality in the larger ones.

  15. Yawning nuclear void

    Praful Bidwai
    26 May 2010
    Article

    The Mayapuri cobalt-60 episode shows Delhi University scientists were reprehensible and proves again that the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board is too inept, unreliable and compromised to perform its assigned functions. We need another agency.

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    Department of Defense, Inc.

    Saul Landau, Nelson Valdes
    04 March 2010
    Article

    Instead of Pentagon fighting healtcare for the lion's share of US budget, introducing a National Defense Medicare bill, lodged inside the Pentagon budget, would assume health care as just one more task in the unending challenge of defending our besieged nation.

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    The new opiate of the masses

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    23 February 2010
    Article

    If the new law recently passed by the State Duma goes into force, it will deliver a big blow to the Russian culture, education and public health.